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in chief in charge of the u.s. military and chief of state. in his audition for those two roles, mitt romney has performed horribly. first, there was his cold war throwback in march when he called russia our number one geopolitical faux. his gaffes about london's political head and no good commander in chief would forget to mention our ongoing war in afghanistan and the sacrifices of our troops but mitt romney left both of his speech at the republican national convention. this week, i pol lit sized the death of j. christopher stevens with an inaccurate and ill-timed attack against the president. it is enough to make you wonder whether or not all the rest of the gumballs are gonna be going to president obama. landslide. except for that almost. you see, voters may not get a chance to cast their balance lot. we have been bringing you information about voter suppression efforts underway in various states around the country, largely in the form of voter i.d. laws or in changes to early voting access. a new report by the nonpartisan public policy and advocacy organization sheds light on a w
they come up. >>> congresswoman, before being elected to the u.s. house of representatives, you were in the state legislature in wisconsin. talk to me how a policy or law gets through the state legislature. why would the pennsylvania republicans make this kind of choice? is there any kind of sort of protection of democracy reason. are voters clamoring for this kind of law? >> melissa, thanks for having me. i fought this voter i.d., started fighting it in 2000 when i was in the state legislature with then representative scott walker, who is now governor scott walker. he introduced a voter suppression of voter i.d. law. my take on it then and it is now, i don't know how it gets through the state legislatures when you consider that this is not only a constitutionally protected right. it is more constitutionally protected than any other right there is. by the 14th, the 15th amendment, the 19th, the 24th, and then the 26th and the voting rights act of 1965. we have these much-touted rights around, the right to bear arms and the right of free speech and the right to put stupid videos up, a
are then subject to whatever those that are wish to do with them for them about them and s what is rooted back in the time when the united states was a slave republic. with that thinking it is what allowed for blacks to be -- their labor, native americans, dispossessed of their land. native americans should be dispossessed of their property because they hadn't created an effective capitalist society in a thousand years. >> the thing i love about i'm ran is ultimately in her old age she took social security. you know, i suppose there is a story there about sort of -- how -- you know, we have this sense that on the one hand we don't know -- we want to make it all on our own and built that ourselves. we do tend to avail ourselves of the help, assistance, that exists. matt, you wrote a little bit about this in your piece this week around economic determi determineism. i love this. i never took the -- practically guaranteed student loan, never enjoyed the mortgage interest deduction, that i as a taker, do. you are worried about government spending. yet, there was still something that -- did not sit
morning, i'm melissa harris-perry. if you are old enough to be a baby nerd back in the '70s. you learned on school house rock how a bill becomes a law. remember just a bill sitting on capitol hill when he told us his life story. >> when i started i wasn't even a bill. i was just an idea. some folks pack home decided they wanted a law passed and called a local congressman and said you're right there, ought to be a law. >> well, this morning, i would like to look a little more into the life story of a law that's not quite as innocent as our little friend bill on capitol hill. pennsylvania's voter i.d. legislation. this week, it will find its way into pennsylvania's supreme court, where the american civil liberties union and other opponents will present oral arguments against it. pennsylvania's law requiring voting identification at the polls one of the strictest in the nation. opponents at this week's pennsylvania supreme court hearing will be appealing the decision of commonwealth court judge robert simpson. last month, simpson rejected a preliminary injunction request that would have kep
to be a baby nerd in the 70s, you learned about how a bill becomes a law. he told us his life story. >> when i started, i wasn't even a bill, i was just an idea. some folks back home decide they wanted a law passed. he said you're right, there ought to be a law. >> this morning, i'd like to look into the life story of a law that's not quite as innocent as bill on capitol hill. pennsylvania's voter id legislation. this week, it will find it's way into pennsylvania supreme court where the american civil liberties union and others will vote for it. the voter id laws are one of the strictest in the nation. they will be appealing the decision of common welt court judge robert simpson. he rejecting a idea that would have kept the law from being implemented at the polls on november 6th. he based it on a 2008 ruling in which the court upheld voter id law in indiana. prior to 2006 when the indiana law passed, no state required a voter to produce a government issued voter id as a condition to vote. indiana was the first. and the state of indiana, just like the state of pennsylvania in the lower court, a
of u.n. ambassador susan rice because of her handling of the u.s. consulate attack in benghazi. u.s. intelligence is saying there is evidence that the attack was initially planned. initially, the administration had maintained they believed the attacks in libya were spontaneous reaction to the offensive video that rocked the middle east and beyond. could the direct sort of politicizing of the benghazi attack snowball into a full-blown october surprise for the president? what do you think? does the changing discourse about what happened in benghazi ultimately cause harm to the president? >> the thing about an october surprise is it usually has to reinforce some fundamental weakness or arguments from taking place with the president. if you think about the bin laden tape at the end of the 2004 campaign with bush and kerry, bush had been running on this fear and strength and all these issues getting the country animated on this. by the time the surprise happened, it reinforced what the people already believed. the thing that the president and this is why the bin laden assassination sort
, the yard signs don't vote, people vote. people vote with or without i.d.s depending on the state they are in. there's a lot of issues raised in conjunction with that, but it was a contrast to tampa which felt at times more like a conference or board presentation. there was a lot of clear sort of detail about why they don't like president obama but there wasn't necessarily as much a call to arms of saying, mitt romney is your man. on joy's point when they totaled up the number of words used, the word obama was used more than romney at both conventions. that's not necessarily bad for the republicans because they have to both convince the country to fire one guy and hire another. >> right. if you don't vote for president obama, the only alternative is, of course, governor romney. leslie, let me ask you this, one could say i disagree with the party, i don't like what was said, i think -- but the convention itself was a good convention, right? in terms of doing what it needed to do? >> gather a bunch of delegates excited to vote for obama? if you mean that, yes, it did accomplish that
was to return the democrats a coalition party to the majority of the u.s. house. democrats who have been trying to outrepublican the republicans since clinton's right ward shift a decade earlier found their spine and voice. ahead of both parties' political conventions, hurricane isaac has pushed the gulf coast to the forefront of our political minds to reckon with the social contract to ask ourselves what is the role of government in our lives, that's exactly what president obama spoke to on january 20, 2009, when he stepped up to the podium and told us there was a great deal of work to be done. speaking to all of us, despite exclusionary and ugly beginning, the democratic party of the late 20th century is a party of coalition, one big, old, messy blue tent. let's take a look at the democratic convention website. right in the drop down of community, we have a various slew of groups that like to vote blue. some of us would need to open up more than one window at a time. so when we watch the rnc hammer away with one simple message, over and over, speaker after speaker, yelling we built that. we h
in the reagan years because people -- their wages didn't rise except for the late '90s. so people maxed out their credit cards. that hangs like a low now on this economy and we can't get out of it. and actually we've got massive international debt as well. >> up next, i want to talk about one other issue, and that was how mitt romney, in presenting himself, dealt with the faith factor on thursday night. we're going to dissect the word in just a bit. you do this every morning? it's the only way to get fresh coffee. not in my house! this new flavor lock pack from maxwell house helps seal in freshness. wow! that is fresh! am i still yelling? [ male announcer ] maxwell house flavor lock. always good to the last drop. [ male announcer ] maxwell house during mattress price warsck. at sthe feathers are flying! through labor day, get 3 years interest-free financing and save on a huge selection of posturepedic and beautyrest mattress sets. even get 3 years interest-free financing on every tempur-pedic and serta icomfort. when brands compete, you save! don't miss mattress price wars. and hurry, this
love them. >> since tuesday, protests have grown beyond libya and egypt to u.s. embassies in iraq, pakistan, syria, turkey, india and more. as we watch the anger spread, we remain hopeful that those upset by the film as well as those who have seized this opportunity for violence will recognize that just as we prize freedom of speech, this country stands for freedom of religion. the president echoed these sentiments in his weekly address yesterday. >> this tragic attack takes place at a time of turmoil and protests in many different countries. i've made it clear that the united states has a profound respect for people of all faiths. we stand for religious freedom. and we reject the den grags of any religion, including islam. >> just as freedom of speech has consequences so do all aspects of the democratic prospects. we watched as high hopes as the very same countries that have been burning american flags this week embrace democracy during the arab spring. how do we balance this tolerance against our own country's very real need for security? these are complicated questions. life or
to develop the best system, university system throughout the '70s and '80s. those moneys were available to students going to southern methodist or notre dame. >> sure. let me push back just a bit. it's always only going to be a small proportion of america who go off to college and attaching the money to the student for -- to go to southern methodist or princeton has a different impact than mr. romney's proposal to attach the money to the students in the local communities. if the money follows the students and the student leaves, you can hollow out whole neighborhood making it impossible for those who don't have the choice toss have the kinds of schools i was talking about. that seems to be the outcome of the privatization of the romney administration would be. >> overwhelming demand of parents is not some abstract notion that they will have a voucher and send their children off to st. stephens or something. the overwhelming desire of parents is to have their neighborhood school operate at a high level of performance and effectiveness on behalf of their children. that's the goal. we know
school is 73.4%. so that's the highest level of completion since the late 1970s. someone who did complete that is with me right now. the great denzel perry. denzel is an extraordinary young man from comppton, california, and lost members of his family to gang violence and surrounded by a lot of difficult circumstances and yet, now he is a freshman tot university of california irvine and wants to become a judge some day. tell us about your amazing story of overcoming all obstacles, what it took and what is the message that you want to give to everyone here today who could face similar circumstances that you did. >> good evening everyone. first off, i wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for the boys and girls club. i'm a product of the boys and girls club since the anyone of six. [ applause ] >> let's give them a round of applause. great organization. [ applause ] >> and the organization has literally motivated and shaped me to the man i am today. it enabled me to reach object -- to reach all of my goals and aspirations and continue to push me today. now representing the pacific region as t
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